Wellsville Daily Reporter from Wellsville, New York on June 7, 1976 · Page 3
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Monday. June 7. 1976 WELLSVILLE DAILY REPORTER. WELLSVILLE, NEW YORK Page 3 ~--'.^>i *.' X- 1 .' iV%V-^U\^^^,^- '< >• ^ v \n f,*r- ' ; - :/ /J:.. .,14 Vi *'*;;••£-:• • h~.~~:jJFi*- » Friendship teachers: Contract fight an attempt to keep quality of education CANOE RACE—Entrants in the second annual Belmont Conservation Club canoe race Saturday prepare to paddle their way from the starting line at Island Park to the finish line, some 10 miles down river at the club grounds. The race was won by Blair Buchholz and Ron Thomas of Wellsville. (Reporter Photo) Angelica candidate raps school board ANGELICA—Mrs. Mary Lou Hurt, candidate for the Angelica Board of Education, today claimed the present board has become "defensive, at times openly hostile and has lost the confidence of many area residents." In a five-page handwritten statement, Mrs. Burt lists incidents- some of which she says she observed at board meetings—which lead to her charges. •Many of the incidents relate to the controversial decision of the board to deny tenure to teacher-athletic director LaVerne Chadderdon. Mrs. Burt says Mr. Chadderdon deserves to know why he was denied tenure. "No one in Angelica knows the real reason," her statement said, "including, I understand, Mr. Chadderdon...I do not believe this is our way in America." Mrs. Burt also claims the board of education failed to consider an outpouring of support for Mr. Chadderdon from parents and students following the denial of tenure. "The decision caused such an intense reaction," she said, that petitions in support of him by 240 adults and 195 school-children were presented to the board at the May meeting. The board accepted and agreed to observe the documents. It appears the petitions and therefore the feelings of many people the board is supposed to represent have been ignored since then." She said the Chadderdon incident differs from teacher dismissals and resignations in the past because of the reaction it triggered among faculty, parents and children. Mrs. Burt adds she "was appalled" that Supervising Principal Robert Aronson was asked to leave the board's executive session where the Chadderdon tenure was discussed. Mr. Aronson recommended tenure, she claims. Mrs. Burt lists other incidents which contributed to her conclusion that "communications are very poor" between the present board and school district residents: —the Angelica school nurse-teacher was not asked for her experience with gymnasium accidents, even though she kept logs of such accidents and the board sought statistics from other schools in the county; —a parent who wished to discuss her child's school problems at a board meeting was told to take it up with the principal at another time because the matter was not on the board's agenda that night; —an observer, during a discussion of accident policies, was told the board would not discuss the matter because "board meetings are overlong as it is." —finally, Mrs. Burt says "some Angelica residents" feel the refusal of the board to accept a letter of resignation from its president Gunther Heiss "was done in a spirit of pique and revenge." Mrs. Burt said her research showed Mr. Heiss' letter was properly submitted. Because of the delay in accepting Heiss' resignation, the vacancy will not be filled until a special election July 6. The regular district election and budget vote is June 8. Mrs. Burt seeks the seat now held by Arthur Hayes, who is running for reelection. When contacted by The Dailey Reporter, Mr. Hayes declined comment other than to say, "Mrs. Burt isn't aware of all the facts." Obituaries Mabel R. Metcalf HARRISON VALLEY, Pa.-Mrs. Mabel K. Metcalf, 79, of Harrison Valley died June 5, 1976 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro where she had been a patient three weeks. She was born in Elmer, Pa. Aug. 22, 1896 a daughter of Herman and Ethel Abbott Bobbins. She married Clair Metcalf who predeceased her in 1936. Survivors include three sons, Darold Metcalf of Silver Springs, NY., Donald and Frederick Metcalf, both of Harrison Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Cleon (Betty) Kibbe and Mrs. Russell (Bonita) Kibbe, both of Harrison Valley; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. William (Agnes) Truax of Westfield. Friends may call today from 7-9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home in Ulysses. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Ralph Gardner, pastor of the Harrison Valley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, will officiate. !Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Clarence E. Langdon : WHITESVILLE-Clarence K. Langdon of Main St., Whitesville died at his home this morning, June?, 1976. '. He was born June 11, 1908 in Whitesville, a son of Eugene and Emma Matteson Liingdon. He married Alice Dean in Seio Nov. 18, 1933. She survives. Mr. Langdon was retired from Mapes Woodworking Co., Whitesville. ; Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Mrs. Benny (Joyce) Pritchard of Whitesville and Mrs. Bernard (Barbara) Jackson of Wellsville; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. George (l.aura) Bledsoe of Whitesville,. Mrs. Glenn E. (Flossie) FluTshcutz of Wellsville; Mrs. Albert (Mae) Sluyter of Elkland, Pa.; Mrs. Harry (Pearl) Sweezy of Osceola; and Mrs. Burton (Normal Marsh of Allentown; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 79 p.m. at the Wildman Funeral Home, 931 Maple St. Funeral and committal services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. John Olosky, pastor of Whitesville United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Robert Wood, pastor of Whitesville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church will officiate. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery Mrs. George Crichton Mrs. Anne Crichton died this morning, June 7, 1976, at the home of her daughter, M'rs. Robert Thurnei, 15 Martin St. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Embser Funeral Home are incomplete, and will be published tomorrow. George J. Reigle FRIENDSHIP-George J Reigle of 16 Elm St., died Sunday, June 6 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Buffalo after a lengthy illness. Born March 30, 1896 at Clarence Center, he was the son of John and Laura Foote Reigle . He was a veteran of World War I and retired in 1960 after employment for 15 years with H. J. Heinz & Co. in Medina. In addition to his wife, the former Minnie Rung, he is survived by six daughters: Mrs. Joseph (Letty) Fox of Eustis, Florida; Mrs James (Mildred) Niclev of Indianapolis, Indiana; Mrs Joseph (Elinor) Nowicki of Albion; Mrs. Ray (Beatrice) Bale of Medina; Mrs. Clinton (Joyce) Grimes of Middleport; and Mrs. Roy (Audrey) Rung of Friendship; a son, Kenneth of Springville; a step-son, Albert Leight of North Collins, a step-daughter, Mrs. Tony (Irene) Puma of Oakfield; 29 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren, two brothers; five sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home in Friendship 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Cornelius C. DeGroat, pastor of Friendship United Church officiating Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship. Kids' plays slated The Players will present two, one- act children's plays Saturday and Sunday at the Nancy Howe Auditorium. Curtaintime is 2 p.m. each day. Admission is 23 cents for children and no charge for adults accompanied by a child. Sunshiners to meet SCIO-The Scio Senior Sunshine Club will meet Thursday, June 10 at noon in the Scio Fire Hall. cited by ALFRED A Snyder resident is the first student at Alfred State Agricultural and Technical College to be cited by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) for "outstanding service" to its student chapter at the college. Jeffrey A. McCaskey, son of Mrs. Ann H. Sommer of 159 Roycroft Blvd., Snyder, received the certificate from the international organization with headquarters in New York City just prior to his graduation from Alfred late in May. He served as president of the student IEEE chapter this past year. Presentation of the award was made on behalf of IEEE by Klaus Wuersig of Belfast, assistant professor of Electrical Technology at Alfred State College. He is advisor to the student chapter. Mr. McCaskey, who earned as associate in applied science degree in electrical technology from Alfred State College this spring, is a 1973 graduate of Amherst Central High School. He plans to continue his education at Rochester Institute Former Belfast M.D. died BELFAST—Dr. Dorothy Grey of Wdstminster Place, Evanston, 111., former resident of Belfast, died yesterday, June 6, 1976 at the hospital in Evanston. She was born April 8. 1891 in Evanston, one of four children of Howard and Lizzie Grey. She was a graduate of the University of Chicago in 1914 with a B.S. degree and taught high school mathematics for two years in Evanston. Dr. Grey graduated from Rush Medical School, University of Chicago in 1922 and was the first woman intern at the Evanston Hospital. She did post graduate work at New York Post Graduate Hospital and Medical School in 1930. She served four years as assistant to Dr. William Parks, an Evanston surgeon. She was a member of the Evanston Baptist Church. Dr. Grey came to Belfast in February in 1931 and entered practice with Dr. Ethel Perry, using the Cuba Hospital, where she served on the staff until her retirement. During her 32 years in Belfast, Dr. Grey was chairman of the board of education, on the board of trustees of Belfast Public Library and served as president during that time. She served two years as president of the Allegany County Medical Society, and was medical adviser to the Commissioner of Public Welfare of Allegany County for eight years. Those that knew her said she contributed much, not only as a doctor but as a friend to the community Among other things, Dr. Grey financed the fluoridation program for the Belfast Water System, and donated land for the Belfast School athletic- field. She retired in April 1966 and returned to Evanston to spend her retirement years living in Westminister Place, a retirement home. Before leaving Belfast she gave a $200,000 endowment for the new wing at Cuba Memorial Hospital, which is named in her honor. Survivors include one sister, Dr. Anna Grey of Redland, Calif , and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Evanston. In lieu of flowers or curds, the family requests memorials be made to the Belfast Public Library. Cuba Memorial Hospital, or to any church or organization of the donor's choice CAMPING AND TRAILER FACILITIES "NEW" HEMLOCK HOLLOW CAMPSITE Follow Signs South Of Shongo. N . Y . Into Penna. ELECTRIC FLUSH TOILETS WATER DUMPING STATION George & Nancy Emerson For More Information Call.... 716-593-5448 Or 814-228-3223 By MARTHASPEETH KRIKNDSHJP--Teachers, who had stayed away from a public discussion of Friendship Central School District's teacher contract problem last Thursday night, turned out in good numbers for one sponsored by students Saturday night The group called Concerned Students of Friendship Central School had distributed invitations to the community, and sent special ones to Board of Education members School board members did not show up, at the snack-and-chat get-together in Island Park, but about 60 parents, teachers and students did As the teachers saw it, it would have been unwise and unproductive for them to attend the public meeting called by the Board of Education, because that session was run by the opposing side in the district-versus-Friendship's Teachers' Association wrangle, and because the state Taylor Law prohibits public airing of specifics of negotiations when agreement on a contract is pending. BUT THE gathering called by the students was sponsored by a "neutral group." teachers said Even so, they would have to refrain from revealing exactly what had taken place, to date, in 14 months of negotiations which had not produced a 1975-76 contract. Some said that they will study a transcript of the board's Thursday night session, to see whether the board had gone'beyond the lawful limit, in airing areas of dispute that would be included in Taylor Law prohibitions of revealing the particulars of private negotiation sessions. Certain statements which had been made in the Thursday night session yielded questions the students and parents put to teachers. What is the significance of the teaching load issue which the Thursday night meeting had emphasized 9 Is it true that the teachers are being asked to give up certain benefits, and at least one contract clause they consider crucial, in return for a $250 hike in base pay? Would it be possible for teaching positions to be eliminated by the board and administration, if settlement was reached along lines proposed by the district? WHAT WAS behind the court case Supervising Principal Jack Shaw had said was still pending after the F.T.A.'s legal counsel had failed to appear for two scheduled court dates? Why had some high school students been denied the chance to finish an English course, last year, as Mr Shaw had stated, in connection with the "teacher overload" problem? Would a return to the old schedule, instead of the alternating day one used for the past several years, solve both the scheduling problem and the overload one? And why would the teachers deny the students advisor services, so important to such student activities as fundraising. yearbook publication, and the senior trip 9 How about insurance benefits—do the teachers stand to lose some of them, and are those fringes too costly 9 F.T.A. president Donald Cady, a high school science teacher, and social studies teacher John Maxson fielded many of the questions, with other secondary and elementary teachers chiming in. MONEY IS FAR from the primary issue, teachers confirmed. But teaching load is of utmost importance to teachers at all levels. Greater efforts to eliminate scheduling conflicts, would help prevent overloads of the type which had seen teachers file grievances and win, in the past. It was just such a case which had precipitated a seemingly sudden order to cancel a Drama II course. with some 16 students losing that credit after six weeks of work The overload had been apparent at the beginning of the course, but it was corrected only after a lengthy grievance procedure, teachers said Scheduling advanced French opposite two other important courses had dropped ihul French Ha.ss in enrollment to the point that the French program was cut to quarter-time, teachers explained Letting too many students enroll in certain electivcs. at the same time. could create unnecessary overloads, particularly in the English department TEACHERS INSISTED they could have their teaching loads doubled, if they accepted some kinds of changes in wording of the clause involved As they saw it. this would pave the way to elimination of teaching positions, and eventual curtailment of the curriculum The retroactivity of the $250 pay raise, as mentioned in the Thursday night meeting, would be dropped if agreement was not reached by June 8 But the teachers said they would not be able to "sell out" for a token raise, if such was the suggestion, for they were not complaining that they were underpaid "This district has been pretty good, in the matter of salary. and we have never argued that." Mr Cady declared. As for the court case. "That is a matter of public record." Mr. Cady said. It had to do with an overload in the kindergarten, in 1974. which had gone through the grievance procedure to arbitration, with the decision being in favor of the teachers The district had been ordered to correct the situation and pay overloaded teachers $200 each, on one decision, but the overload had continued, until the end of the term IF THE the New York State United Teachers (N.Y.S.U.T.i counsel, representing the teachers, had not appeared in court on an appointed date, that was news to the teachers They understood thai it scheduled hearing had been postponed because of a legal holiday, once, and because of the inability of a key district official to attend, on another occasion Besides, the teachers had since agreed to a contract with a different load provision, so they considered the court action dropped Class size increases in the elementary grades "would not hurt the teachers, so much, but would hurt the children." Mrs. Mary Fallen Zacher said, with agreement from other teachers in the grades Lack of input in decisions and changes has hampered teachers. Mr Maxson said He recalled that teachers used to be much involved in arranging such matters as schedule changes and course offerings, but he described the present process as arbitrary THE FAIR dismissal clause which was put into ihe last negotiated contract (1974-75' is a must, for teachers, it was agreed, but it does not amount to the "virtual tenure after less than a year" protection described in the Thursday night meeting 'A probationary teacher can still be dismissed, of course; the only difference is. they have to have a good reason, and it has to be revealed " Teachers said they were "observed" very little for evaluation purposes The teachers do not want to lose long term disability coverage (for those who have taught mure than 10 years in the stale >. as had been proposed The agent for the carrier. Cyril K Jordan, said such coverage costs about $4 per teacher per month, and could not be purchased so cheaply outside the "package " He said he doesn't believe any other carrier can match Phoenix Mutual's premium, but he and the teachers do not see any need to retain a "named carrier" in the contract "We have had to grieve all these little things, just to get the contract lived up to. and we have won our grievances." Mr. Maxson said We have just two ways, under the law. to show our determination work- to-rule, and refusal of voluntary duties (extracurricular help). But the contract is all that stands between us and deterioration of the school program Our fight for a contract is also a fight to prevent further erosion of the quality of education." Fire destroys Main St. garage FRIENDSHIP-A garage near an abandoned house in the village of Friendship burned to the ground early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Friendship Fire Chief Lee Jordan said. The wooden structure was located behind an unoccupied house at 64 E Main St. The property is owned by Bud Wereley. Mr. Jordan said, but the house had been unoccupied for several years, and was in the process of being razed The garage contained some old furniture, Mr. Jordan said. About 30 Friendship firemen turned out for the 4:25 a.m. alarm. Cuba's fire company sent a pumper to stand by in Friendship The mustang, before federal law protected him, was rounded up by the hundreds to be killed for pet food and chicken feed. NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN TELEPHONE COMPANY SCHEDULES Notice is hereby given that tarifl revisions have been 'iled effective 1976, providing for changes in the regulations concern,ng the hjbilit, Telephone Company for service interruptions The tariff language ana m provisions as set forth in the proposed revisions dre deSMvnei to red Company s actual practices in its dealings with subscribers Liability of Telephone Company for Service Interruptions, Errors, etc proposed changes relating to subsequent service interruptions of the let t h e T follO' nj; the up. i, b, the L, ption A e billing per ill services Jr Substanti. ig ,v h bscrit For any subsequent interruption dun ance of 2 30 of the land monthly furnished by the Company rendered shall apply for each 24 hours or tract ruption continues after notice to the Co however, that the subsequent service i least 24 hours. If service IS interrupted for a period of less than 24 notice by the subscriber to the Company and there A is ruption of .it least 24 hours in the same billing penoa' 2 30 of the Tariff monthly rate for all services and tacili the Company rendered useless or su bstanti a 11 • each day in which one or more such interruptio ance is requested of the business office by !'<•• Subsc'ber ", that his service for such day was substantially impaired bv tion or interruptions. pair such ter edit nd th The proposed revisions also provide that When all central office lines terminating ,n a key system c,, PBX svste, are interrupted, credit will be given tor the equipment „, Ihe same n, ner as for the lines; however, when some but not .ill of the lines ire ml' ruoted credit will be r'ven („, , he l.nes affected b,i ' ' given for the equipment except on customer request the credit will be negotiated by the Business Office The allowance for an outage in supplemental equipment when the central office lines .ire not affected shall be 1 30th of the finfl ih irue f each day the equipment is out of service, this in-dit shi'll h, ,-iven I ,, interruptions of less than 24 hours however ,,riU «.h..r, , ,,, , , , the customer. 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